thoughts & notes

February 13, 2020

Whenever I speak to someone who hasn't been in a relationship for a long time, there's a common pattern that emerges. They may not remember how to receive love from another person. They're used to being independent, having their own routine, and not involving others in...

February 6, 2020

In 1995, Gary Chapman wrote the groundbreaking book, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. As a marriage counselor, he kept seeing couples that didn't have the same way to express their love and appreciation to each other. Inevitabl...

January 29, 2020

I know what you might be thinking. 

"Is it really possible to eliminate anxiety?"

The answer is.....yes!!!

However, there's a trick to it. 

Most people focus on managing anxiety rather than eliminating it. The practice of managing your anxiety focuses on primarily on sympt...

January 23, 2020

If you've done any sort of self-help, or personal development, then you're probably familiar with the concept of affirmations. 

These are positive statements and declarations to the Universe about your goals and desired outcomes. 

I've used affirmations in the past both...

January 16, 2020

Have you set any new 2020 goals yet?

Most people like to set them around the beginning of January, but I like to settle into the new year a little first. If you're like me, then you need some time to get back into your groove before you feel prepared to tackle changes a...

January 9, 2020

 The entire month of January, you're probably going to see a million memes, programs, and ads about "following your dreams". It kind of goes along with the New Year, New You theme. 

The wonderful thing about a new year is that we view it as an opportunity to change our...

January 2, 2020

When one year ends and another begins, people often have at least a little bit of optimism. You see social media posts with a variety of sentiments such as:

-"2020 is going to be my year!"

-"Please be better than 2019!"

-"If 2020 isn't better than 2019, I don't know what...

December 26, 2019

My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Carol. Every year, I like to watch it on Christmas Eve. It's my little tradition. 

It's my favorite because deep down I believe that everyone is capable of change and redemption if they understand how their actions have harmed...

December 19, 2019

This weekend kicks off the Holiday Season with Yule followed by Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and New Years. 

Whew!! That's a whirlwind of activity!

So, how's an Empath supposed to stay sane and healthy with all this activity?

Here are a few tips and tricks th...

December 12, 2019

A friend of mine recently sent me this quote:

"I'm in an uncomfortable stage of my life where my old self is gone, but my new self isn't fully born yet. I'm in the midst of transformation." - unknown

I call this "The In-Between Space". 

It's somehow strangely uncomfortabl...

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